There’s never been a better time to be a small business in the Humber Region.
With the launch of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s #GrowMySME programme, finding the right advice, support and funding for start-ups and small to medium businesses ready to grow is now as easy as dialling a number.
Words by Jo Smedley, Small Business Champion for the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
This November saw the launch of the Humber LEP’s Growth Hub #GrowMySME programme; a new initiative seeking to
During week commencing the 5th November the Humber Business Growth Hub successfully delivered a series of launch events for growing SMEs across the region, and businesses were invited to learn more about how to access more than £6million of business support funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
With events in Hull, Brigg, Grimsby, Driffield and South Cave, SMEs from across the Humber region were able to meet with representatives of the Growth Hub, including its business advisors and partners,
A Hull healthtech start-up which has developed an award-winning device to enhance mental wellbeing has secured a £200,000 investment from NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
Moodbeam’s wearable device allows users to log their mood and monitor their emotional wellbeing – or that of their children, students, patients or employees. The device, which links to an online and mobile platform, gives insights into how moods change over time,
Never has the time been better to invest in the Humber. That’s the message being communicated to inward investors and local companies as the area rides on the back of significant investments made to benefit its key sectors.
The Humber is in the midst of an economic resurgence, with the estuary very much a key asset in driving that growth. Key sectors in energy and offshore wind have resulted in the region being recognised at the forefront of worldwide wind energy
Phil Glover, Humber Growth Hub Programme Manager (fourth from left) with delegates from Qingdao, China at Modal Training Centre, Immingham
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) welcomed a delegation of government officials from Qingdao, China as part of a UK and China marine company mission.
Delegates were greeted at the Guildhall in Hull, before heading to Modal Training Centre in Immingham on Tuesday 19th September, where the guests were shown around the facility and its state-of-the-art training simulators in ports, offshore
Read the latest news from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in the E-Newsletter for August 2017.
August E-Newsletter 2017.
The Humber Business Growth Hub has pulled together a fantastic programme of speakers for the ‘Growth Hub Live’ events during Humber Business Week, for which three more have been added.
The two events during Humber Business Week will take place at Hull University, Canham Turner Building on June 6th and at Forest Pines Hotel, North Lincolnshire on June 8th.
The three speakers added the Charter Institute of Marketing sessions are:
– Dr Nadine Waehning, Marketing Lecturer at York St John University (University of
The Humber Business Growth Hub is to host two exciting events during Humber Business Week, which will bring together a range of key organisations that can help support business to expand and grow.
The Growth Hub has pulled together a fantastic programme of speakers for you which are detailed below. Running in parallel will be our Marketplace from 9am to 3pm featuring a wide range of business support exhibitors who will be on hand to offer help and support.
‘Growth Hub Live’ at
The first details have been released about two major new events for this year’s Humber Business Week.
Growth Hub Live will bring together dozens of organisations which can help SMEs grow. In a new format for Business Week, the organisations will combine their efforts on two days at two “hub” venues – ensuring delegates can make the most of their time during the week and increasing the opportunities for networking.
The free events will include a packed programme of speakers and short
Small and medium enterprises and start-up businesses drive our region – they are its lifeblood. The number of businesses is on the up and they deserve the best possible chance to succeed. By being proactive and working together, we can help start-ups and small businesses in the region to grow and prosper.
There is little doubt that this is a region facing challenges. We remain low in the national leagues in terms of business survival rates, with only 37% of business
Projects and programmes invested in by the Humber LEP and delivered by partners are on track to add £1.42bn to the Humber economy by the end of 2019/20 – a return of £5 GVA benefit for every £1 invested.
As part of this 12,050 gross FTE jobs will be created, 600 safeguarded and 62,228 properties will have reduced flood risk.
An impact assessment which forms part of the LEP’s Annual Review 2015/16 – launched on Friday 10 June – shows investments to
The Humber LEP is supporting Growth Hub week by releasing its latest figures from the Humber Business Growth Hub.
There are more than 10,545 small businesses in the Humber and Small Business Saturday on 5 December is a very important day in their calendar. The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is backing this nationwide campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness of local entrepreneurs and help local businesses build up longer-term trade by attracting new customers.